Monday, August 4, 2008


Josh and I both agreed that the best thing that happened today was that we found the stairs.  

The elevators at Children's hospital are soooo slow sometimes and then become very crowded with all the people who have been waiting.  We have been looking for stairs since last week and finally found them today... 

But you know it has been a rough day when this discovery makes the top of the highlights list.  

The rough parts of the day included:
-Noah staying on the ventilator today... and hating every minute of it.
-Noah being so agitated by the breathing tube that he could not fall asleep even though he was completely exhausted (they finally gave him some medicine around 6:30pm tonight that allowed him to rest)
-Me breaking our back up laptop... which is why I haven't updated the blog until now.  It is the second laptop I have managed to wreak havoc on in the last month.
-Coming home to Tuscaloosa for the second time without Noah

I am very glad that day 11 in the hospital has come to an end.  I only hope day 12 is better.  


Crystal Mueller said...

I will pray tonight for a better day 12 tomorrow. :-)

Fern said...

Oh Deb, I'm so sorry. Praying for him.

On the stairs topic, are you guys going to start spending your hospital down time racing up the stairs as exercise? Then you'll be in awesome shape and you can physically defeat any doctors with whom you disagree! You can challenge them to physical competitions, winner decides treatment. It's better than rock-paper-scissors!

Anonymous said...

Josh and Deb,

Thoughts and prayers for little Noah and his brave/tired parents.

Hope today is MUCH better!!


Anonymous said...

Deb & Josh,
I think about you and Noah often. If you haven't seen this guy yet, he will certainly put a smile on your face!


I was so intrigued by the song, I looked up the lyrics. They were adapted from the poem "Stream of Life" Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore:

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures.

It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow.

I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

Gina Dankel said...

We are thinking of and for all of you. Hoping for a good turn of events today.

momma's heart said...

I'm praying! Sorry to hear of another rough day. Thank you for the update. It really helps us to focus our prayer. Also, thank you for sharing your story; it helps others more than you know. Bless you all.

Pat Lawhorn said...

I'm praying for Noah and you. I'm a friend of Jodie Allen and that's how I found your blog and Noah's story. Many, many prayers and thoughts are coming your way. Thanks for your updates.

Joslyn said...

Hey Coach and Deb,

I am still keeping you all in my prayers especially baby Noah as he approaches one year. My mom still keeps me updated everyday on everything going on. We miss you all here very much, and I hope that you make it back soon. Please let me know so I can see you all.

Hope today has been better!!



Aaron said...

We wish we could be there to help shoulder the burden. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.


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